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White Skinned RastafarI in position of Authority

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Messenger: Ark I Sent: 9/4/2012 2:26:12 PM

I see the point Ras Kanjas is making. Even if there are many well intentioned white skin people that may get those positions, the more common it becomes, the more likely that there will be imposters also taking those positions. Even though there are black skinned imposters as well, a white skin imposter has potential to do worse things because they may have evil intentions against the black race and have been sent to cause problems from within.

I feel that for high positions in RasTafarI, no matter what the race of the person, there should be strict expectations put in place so that the people that get into those positions will be much less likely to be imposters. And while they are in those positions, there should be even more strict expectations, for example, if things are done by these people that are not acceptable for RasTafarI people to do, then they should be stripped of their position. RasTafarI people in general aren't allowed the same excuses babylon uses to do wrong, and even more so RasTafarI Leaders should not lean on excuses, but deal with strictness within themselves. By putting expectations like this in place, it will prevent imposters from entering such positions and remove imposters that manage make it to those positions.

As Haile Selassie I says

Leaders are people, who raise the standards by which they judge themselves and by which they are willing to be judged

And Selassie I also says

He who would be a leader must pay the price in self-discipline and moral restraints. This details the correction and improvement of his personal character, the checking of passions and desires and an exemplary control of one's bodily needs and desires.

To be first in place, one must be first in merit as well.

Those two quotes are not only for RasTafarI leaders, but for all RasTafarI people. That is I and I Trod, if people desire the excuses that are acceptable for other kinds of people, then RasTafarI Trod is not right for them. I and I are supposed to blaze out the excuses that remain, until the day comes when I and I make no more excuses.

I don't think it makes sense for white skin people to be in any kind of high position, some positions make more sense to be dealt with by an African, but in some circumstances, I don't see a problem with a white skin person being in a high position, as long as they Live by the Standard that Haile Selassie I has set and make sure their works are for the Good of RasTafarI people.

Haile Selassie I Teaches I and I what is expected of a Leader. He shows I and I:

Leadership does not mean domination. The world is always well supplied with people who wish to rule and dominate others.

The true leader is a different sort; he seeks effective activity which has a truly beneficient purpose. He inspires others to follow in his wake, and holding aloft the torch of wisdom, leads the way for society to realize its genuinely great aspirations.

The art of leadership is in the ability to make people want to work for you, while they are really under no obligation to do so. Leaders are people, who raise the standards by which they judge themselves and by which they are willing to be judged. The goal chosen, the objective selected, the requirements imposed, are not mainly for their followers alone.

They develop with consumate energy and devotion, their own skill and knowledge in order to reach the standard they themselves have set.

This whole-hearted acceptance of the demands imposed by even higher standards is the basis of all human progress. A love of higher quality, we must remember, is essential in a leader.

The true leader is one who realizes by faith that he is an instrument in the hands of God, and dedicates himself to be a guide and inspirer of the nobler sentiments and aspirations of the people.

He who would be a leader must pay the price in self-discipline and moral restraints. This details the correction and improvement of his personal character, the checking of passions and desires and an exemplary control of one's bodily needs and desires.

To be first in place, one must be first in merit as well.

He who has not learned to render prompt and willing service to others will find it difficult to win and keep the goodwill and cooperation of his subordinates.

A leader will kindle interest, teach, aid, correct and inspire. Those whom he leads will cooperate with him in maintaining discipline for the good of the group. He will instruct his followers in the goals towards which to strive, and create in them a sense of mutual effort for attaining the goal.

Messenger: zion mountain Sent: 9/4/2012 5:33:28 PM

Iman agree with Ras Kanjas,many people are using H.I.M's "war"speeche so as to suit their requirements.Black people are Jah's chosen people not meaning dat He hates other races but blackman has a specified role in Jah plans.If InI search the scripture it was an abomination for the Israelites(black people)to intermarry with heathens(white,yellow people etc)why?because Israel was separated unto the Lord.Whites can be Rasta but Iman think its wrong for them to administer around the altar.Why is it dat when blackman tries to have what is rightfully his,people start to mumble and say its"racism.InI come fi fight for InI rights.H.I.M and His black prophets John Marcus,Malcom X,Martin Luther etc all fought for the Blackman pride.What is ours is ours.AFRICA FOR THE AFRICANS AT HOME AND ABROAD

Messenger: jessep86 Sent: 9/4/2012 9:28:17 PM

One can be Black and not a african heart but one can be white and have that Ancient African heart...For we all have the same roots, it doesnt matter what ones skin color is to tap into their genetic roots of Africa and realize...... The most Ancient African Truth is Within All Mankind

But who will express this most ancient gene common to all man?

Messenger: Ark I Sent: 9/4/2012 10:24:07 PM

Israelites were not allowed to intermarry with people who were not Israelites, no matter if they were black, white our any other colour.

Not all Black people were Israelites.

In regards to the war speech, that is just one small example that displayed Haile Selassie I view about skin colour and race. Selassie I has made it very clear that he doesn't deal with any kind of prejudice over colour or race.

Sight the Words of I and I God.

I must say that black and white, as forms of speech, and as a means of judging mankind, should be eliminated from human society. Human beings are precisely the same whatever colour, race, creed or national origin they may be.

We have seen again during our visit that God has not been partial in His divine creation. The difference of colour is a notion which has no significance and the futility of asserting a difference has now become obvious.

But let us take pride in the fact that as free men we attack and abhor racial discrimination on principle, where-ever it is found and in whatever guise. We can, in addition to the economic pressures of which we dispose, bring our moral weight to bear and rally world opinion to our cause by revealing the brutality, the inhumanity, the inherent viciousness and evil represented by this policy.

This, then, is the ultimate challenge. Where are we to look for our survival, for the answers to the questions which have never before been posed?

We must look, first, to Almighty God, Who has raised man above the animals and endowed him with intelligence and reason. We must put our faith in Him, that He will not desert us or permit us to destroy humanity which He created in His image.

And we must look into ourselves, into the depth of our souls. We must become something we have never been and for which our education and experience and environment have ill-prepared us. We must become bigger than we have been: more courageous, greater in spirit, larger in outlook. We must become members of a new race, overcoming petty prejudice, owing our ultimate allegiance not to nations but to our fellow men within the human community.

Above all, Ethiopia is dedicated to the principle of the equality of all men, irrespective of differences of race, colour or creed.

As we do not practice or permit discrimination within our nation, so we oppose it wherever it is found.

As we guarantee to each the right to worship as he chooses, so we denounce the policy which sets man against man on issues of religion.

As we extend the hand of universal brotherhood to all, without regard to race or colour, so we condemn any social or political order which distinguishes among God's children on this most specious of grounds.

Specious basically means something which sounds good and possible to the listener and can be imagined to be real, but is actually false.

We here are all dedicated to the betterment of the conditions of man's life; we all know the sorrows and misery of those who do not live but merely exist, the lot of men whose living conditions are sub-standard. But when We speak of the betterment of man's life, We mean not merely the economic improvement of living standards; We refer, in addition, to the spiritual conditions in which man lives, for just as a man without means to feed his hunger and to clothe his nakedness can take no pride in his existence as a human being, so, also is one who is reviled and discriminated against because of his race or religion, robbed of his self-respect and human dignity.

Racial Discrimination

The spectre of racial discrimination which has for so long cast its dark and evil shadow over much of this globe is slowly disappearing. Men are coming increasingly to be judged by their talents and abilities rather than by the less meaningful and far more superficial standards of race and religion. But there yet remain those who, in their bigotry and ignorance, resist this flooding tide, and it is against these that our efforts must be directed. The struggle to win for our brothers in South Africa that status as free men, free to stand, heads high, among free men as equals, which so many millions of Africans and Asians have attained but yesterday, goes on. Our duty is not discharged, our course is not run, our victory not won so long as apartheid, the legitimized policy of the Government of the Union of South Africa, prevails in any area of the world.

It is upon this knowledge and understanding that we have sought to build the international unity of the spirit which today constitutes the most important force for good in the search for a lasting world peace and a decent way of life for humanity.
With the raising of all men to their rightful dignity and honour as individuals, they will be able to regard their fellows, of whatever nation, of whatever race, of whatever religious, linguistic or historical tradition, as equals, without jealousy, without fear, without undue pride.

Mankind, be it in past, present of future, has always been judged not by color, or creed, but by the wealth of its knowledge.

We reaffirm today, in the name of principle and right, our opposition to prejudice, wherever and in whatever form it may be found, and particularly do we rededicate ourselves to the eradication of racial discrimination from this continent. We can never rest content with our achievements so long as men, in any part of Africa, assert on racial grounds their superiority over the least of our brothers. Racial discrimination constitutes a negation of the spiritual and psychological equality which we have fought to achieve and a denial of the personality and dignity which we have struggled to establish for ourselves as Africans. Our political and economic liberty will be devoid of meaning for so long as the degrading spectacle of South Africa's apartheid continues to haunt our waking hours and to trouble our sleep. We must redouble our efforts to banish this evil from our land. If we persevere, discrimination will one day vanish from the earth. If we use the means available to us, South Africa's apartheid, just as colonialism, will shortly remain only as a memory. If we pool our resources and use them well, this specter will be banished forever.

And in an effort to carry out this teaching to pursue truth - to promote those bonds common to the human race - Your Excellency has dedicated your whole life. To free the human race from superstition and fear that originate from ignorance; to enable him to transcend the apparent obstacles of race and religion; and to help him recognize the blood-ties of the whole human race, Your Excellency has laboured. 

In the history of the human race, those periods which later appeared as great have been the periods when the men and the women belonging to them had transcended the differences that divided them and had recognized in their membership in the human race a common bond. Your Excellency's constant endeavour to challenge this generation to transcend its differences. to recognize its common bond and to work towards a common goal has doubtless made this age pregnant with greatness.

Last May, in Addis Ababa, I convened a meeting of Heads of African States and Governments. In three days, the thirty-two nations represented at that Conference demonstrated to the world that when the will and the determination exist, nations and peoples of diverse backgrounds can and will work together. in unity, to the achievement of common goals and the assurance of that equality and brotherhood which we desire.

On the question of racial discrimination, the Addis Ababa Conference taught, to those who will learn, this further lesson:

that until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned;

that until there are no longer first class and second class citizens of any nation;

that until the color of a man's skin is of no more significance than the color of his eyes;

that until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all without regard to race;

that until that day, the dream of lasting peace and world citizenship and the rule of international morality will remain but a fleeting illusion, to be pursued but never attained.

And until the ignoble and unhappy regimes that hold our brothers in Angola, in Mozambique and in South Africa in subhuman bondage have been toppled and destroyed;

until bigotry and prejudice and malicious and inhuman self-interest have been replaced by understanding and tolerance and good-will;

until all Africans stand and speak as free beings, equal in the eyes of all men, as they are in the eyes of Heaven;

until that day, the African continent will not know peace. We Africans will fight, if necessary, and we know that we shall win, as we are confident in the victory of good over evil.

Messenger: Matthew Sent: 9/5/2012 3:04:00 AM

Using the Bible to justify the superiority of one race over another is something the colonialists invented. Ones need to be carefull not to follow in Babylons footsteps.
Haile Selassie I is not partial and neither is he colour blind. InI need to be like I Majesty.

Blessed Love

Messenger: zion mountain Sent: 9/5/2012 7:48:32 AM

As I have once asked,why is it dat when the Black man step in to take what is rightfully his people start to think of racial discrimination.Have people forgot what has been robbed InI many years ago?to the extent of forgetting whats rightfully yours?The Prince who returned the Ethiopian Golden scepter once presented it as a gift for H.I.M but because H.I.M never forgot what was rightfully His knowing it was stolen 1000yrs ago rejected till the Prince learned to speak correctly and it was said dat it was after he had grazed grass like a wild beast.So InI should claim whats rightfully mine.The Incient order of Rastafari the Iyahbinghi will never accept a white man to administrate around the altar.(dats my opinion)

Messenger: Matthew Sent: 9/5/2012 12:43:02 PM

I agree Zion Mountain, Race First is not Racist . White Supremacy and privilege InI have to burn out.

Blessed Love

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